The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.
I was lucky enough to spend an idyllic August exploring -- by foot, train, plane, and bikes (free in cities such as Helsinki with a deposit). But if you only have a week, there's still a trove of highlights that can be enjoyed.
While the networks focus on spreading the message of their corporate brand identity, content has become the only brand that matters. If the networks are unwilling to accept this, they will be smashed by a boulder of audience rebellion.
As a frequent blood donor and a proud member of the Gallon Club, which has nothing to do with my weekend beer consumption, I have often wondered if the people who get my blood suffer from terrible side effects like telling stupid jokes and growing a mustache.
If education is to fulfill its essential role in America as the great equalizer, big achievement gaps and opportunity gaps must close -- and all students must receive a world-class education that genuinely prepares them for colleges and careers in the 21st century.
Though many don't realize it, "no man left behind" is much more than an expression. The U.S. military genuinely does all it can to recover soldiers from all conflicts, and for more than a decade, I've had the privilege of contributing to cases pertaining to WWI, WWII, Korea and Southeast Asia.